The digital readout is excellent, and this item should be in demand if ...
5 January 2015
Summary: I returned this radio, as it was unable to operate on solar power despite being fully charged prior to being turned on. The digital readout is excellent, and this item should be in demand if the battery and solar panel become capable of operating the radio.
Overall the radio is great, but the only thing that was a disappointment ...
Arthur Arguello, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: Overall the radio is great, but the only thing that was a disappointment was that the radio didn't charge my phone as advertised. I tried multiple USB cords and even tried a few of my friends phone and nothing. The radio is very rugged and I love all the options it has.
Summary: At first glance, pretty awesome. Solar panel charges well, crank felt good when turning. LED light lit well, the clock/radio display is backlit so easy to read in the dark. Radio and speakers worked for what I needed, except it likes to be held; anytime I put it down, the antenna would have trouble...
it seems great, but I was hoping for something that would ...
sma0217 "sma0217", Amazon
2 July 2014
Summary: Not what I wanted... it seems great, but I was hoping for something that would provide more of a charge for a cell phone and it is really more for radio use. The cell charge is only to provide enough for a quick emergency call.
Summary: Received the radio very quickly and was pleasantly surprised by the quality feel. I am very impressed by the radio; I live in an area that can be difficult to pick up and it received stations clearly. The carabiner style holder is great and strong.
Summary: OK, its one of those things we are including in our California Earthquake "go bag", you never know. Liked the size and all the applications. Buttons could be a little larger and back lit would be nice.
Summary: What you want in a portable radio. Compact, efficient, bright LED flashlight, crystal clear radio, and a cellphone solar/charger. I'd suggest if you have the option to put it on airplane mode and set the screen brightness to the lowest setting to get the most out of your charge.